CLAT Vs BLAT Law Entrance exams: Difference between the two exams

CLAT Vs BLAT Law Entrance Exams: Differences, between the two exams. Which one is better.

CLAT Vs BLAT Law Entrance exams

Both CLAT and BLAT are law entrance exams and every law aspirant will love these exams as they are gateway to getting into Law school in order to become a lawyer. Common Law Admission Test is an all India entrance examination conducted to get into 17 National Law Universities. There are 18 national law universities accepting the CLAT Scores, however there are more than 36 private universities who accept the CLAT scores and provide admission to law courses based on CLAT scores.

BLAT is conducted by Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. or by the Kashi Hindu Vishwavidayala. It is is a leading law entrance exam taken by thousands of students who are amongst those competing for 60 seats in BHU for law.

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CLAT : CLAT Vs BLAT Law Entrance exams

Paper Pattern for CLAT 2018:

Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks
English including Comprehension 40 Questions 40 Marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 50 Questions 50 Marks
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability) 20 Questions 20 Marks
Legal Aptitude 50 Questions 50 Marks
Logical Reasoning 40 Questions 40 Marks
Total 200 Questions 200 Marks

The exam is conducted for a duration of 2 hours. The CLAT 2018 has a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.


Scope and coverage of questions under different subject areas:

  1. English including comprehension:

The English section tests the candidates’ proficiency in English based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will have to answer questions on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used in the passage, etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.

  1. General Knowledge and Current Affairs:

The General Knowledge will be tested on the general awareness including static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will consist of national and international current affairs.

  1. Mathematics:

The Mathematics section will test knowledge of elementary mathematics or mathematics taught at school level till class 10.

  1. Legal Aptitude:

This section will test candidate’s interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. Questions may include legal propositions, and a set of facts to which the given proposition has to be applied. Some propositions may not be “true” in the real sense, candidates will have to assume the “truth” of these propositions and answer the questions accordingly.

  1. Logical Reasoning:

The logical reasoning section tests the ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, visual reasoning will not be tested.

List of National Law universities that accept CLAT: CLAT Vs BLAT Law Entrance exams

CLAT score accepting colleges:

  1. National Law School of India University (NLSIU) – Bangalore
  2. National Academy of Legal Study And Research (NALSAR) – Hyderabad
  3. National Law Institute University (NLIU) – Bhopal
  4. West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences (WBNUJS) – Kolkata
  5. National Law University (NLU) – Jodhpur
  6. Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU) – Raipur
  7. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) – Gandinagar
  8. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) – Lucknow
  9. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) – Patiala
  10. Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) – Patna
  11. National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) – Kochi
  12. National Law University Odisha (NLUO) – Cuttack
  13. National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL) – Ranchi
  14. National Law University & Judicial Academy (NLUJAA) – Assam
  15. Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) – Vishakhapatnam
  16. The TamilNadu National Law School (TNNLS) – Tiruchirapalli
  17. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) – Mumbai
  18. Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) – Nagpur

Important Things to Know about CLAT: CLAT Vs BLAT Law Entrance exams

CLAT remains the most important law exam in the country and students often prefer CLAT as it offers good career opportunity. The CLAT has a higher level of difficulty in comparison with most other law exams of the country.


BLAT Law Entrance exam: CLAT Vs BLAT Law Entrance exams

For the purpose of LL.B. (Hons) (Three Year/ Six Semester ) Course admission, the Banaras Hindu University conducts Undergraduate Entrance Test (UET), during 3rd /4th week of May every year. Admissions are made according to merit in the UET,

Banaras Hindu University conducts BLAT 2017 for admission to around 60 seats of BA LLB programme trhough undergraduate Test 2017. BHU Law admission test was conducted in offline mode in 16 cities in India. Candidates seeking admission to five year law programmes must know about the all details.

Admission procedure: BLAT will be based on merit and candidates having higher marks in 10+2 will be given consideration. Candidates of elder age will be preferred.

BLAT Eligibility Criteria 2017:

Candidate should have passed 10+2 from a recognized board of education in India.

Candidates must have obtained 50% marks of above for General category, 45% marks for OBC and 40% for SC/ST category

Candidates should be more than 20 years of age for UR candidates and for SC/ST must not be older than 22 years of age.

BLAT Exam Centres:

Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bhopal, Vadodara, Guwahati, Varanasi, Allahabad, Mirzapur, Gorakhpur and Lucknow, Dimapur, Bhubaneshwar, Kochi and Jaipur.

BLAT Exam Pattern:

The BLAT Entrance exam is available to write in both Engish and Hindi in pen-paper mode with OMR Sheet.


Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 150 questions 450 marks
Legal Aptitude
Mental Ability
English Comprehension

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BHU BA LLB Cutoff: BLAT 2017 Cutoff

Category Closing Rank Cutoff Marks
General 122 276
OBC 79 236
SC 47 162
ST 25 87
PH (OH) 12 112
PH (VI) 3 196
PH (HI) 2 197
Employee Ward 45 44

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CLAT VS BLAT: CLAT and BLAT are both very prestigious exams. However, unlike BLAT there is very intense competition for CLAT and remains a preferred exam for most people.

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